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Although companies in Slovakia are less demanding than those of our Czech and Hungarian neighbours, according to a survey from 1H 2010 some 62% of companies in Slovakia requested a command of some foreign language from potential job candidates.
As might be expected, English comes top of the list, being requested by 56% of firms, while the formerly dominant foreign language in the country, German, is now only requested by 16% of recruiters. Other languages were demanded only by 1-2% of companies.
In the Czech Republic 75% of companies want employees to command a foreign language, while in Hungary the figure is 65%.